Male molly have gravid spot?

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Can you get an actual clear photo of him? The only thing I can tell from the photo is that the fish in it has an internal infection of some sort.
 
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Ok. Here it is. Can u see? The dark spot is like 4mm in diameter? I have another mickey mouse molly same breed and colour who does not have this problem.
 

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You need to get a closeup shot of him. And please upload it to the forum, external links are a pain in the butt for some of us.
 

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That's a hifin Blue Mickey Mouse Platy, not a molly. It looks more like the analfin is folded up, not modified into a gonopodium, in which case that is a female and a gravid spot is perfectly normal.

Not saying they can't exist, but I've never heard of a Mickey Mouse Molly.
 

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I agree. It's a platy not a molly. But I can't see the analfin clearly enough to tell for sure if it's male or female; though it does look like a pregnant female to me shape-wise.


 
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Yah the fish store say they are mickey mouse molly. And when I searched online, both platy and molly have mickey mouse searches? I'm a noob in this fish so I need help. It is a clear gonopodium tho. Cuz I have a lot of guppies to know the difference. Sorry I couldnt get a clearer pic =(
 
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I see. So other than the possibility it is pregnant, does anyone have an idea why the tummy area is darker colour?
 

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